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Director of Admissions and Marketing, British International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

South East Asia

This is a truly outstanding opportunity to provide strategic leadership in a new Admissions and Marketing role on the SLT of a top international school and to live and work in one of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in South East Asia.

Required for February 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

The British International School is the leading school in Ho Chi Minh City – it has grown rapidly since it was founded in 1997 and now has 2,200 students from 55 nationalities and in 2015 became part of Nord Anglia Education. The school has three campuses (Early Years/Infants, Junior and Secondary) all of which have excellent purpose-built facilities and where staff aim to develop the whole child with a strong pastoral emphasis and a breadth of extra-curricular opportunities. It is expanding its secondary campus where students achieve impressive results at iGCSE and IB.

The Principal, Anthony Rowlands, now seeks a strong commercial leader to join his Senior Leadership Team. You will manage a relatively large Admissions and Marketing team reflective of the size and complexity of the School. It will be important to develop the people, create strong team spirit and ensure that all elements of the admissions process, communications and events are delivered to the highest standards. In addition to acting as Brand Guardian for the British International School Ho Chi Minh City, membership of the Nord Anglia Education group provides an extra dimension to this role. This will enable the sharing of best practice, training and development and allows the School to be celebrated as a regional centre of excellence thanks to their links with Juilliard School of Performing Arts, MIT and UNICEF.

The successful candidate is probably already a proven senior leader in Marketing and Admissions in an educational setting and should either have prior experience of working overseas or a genuine desire to work in a dynamic, international and cross-cultural environment. They should be talented, personable, innovative, commercially-minded and a team player.

This recruitment process is being managed by RSAcademics Ltd. on behalf of the school and all communication about the role and the appointment will be conducted via RSAcademics. Potential applicants should contact Jean or Judy if they have any queries about the role:

  • Jean Sullivan – Head of International Search

+44 (0)7885 879887 |

  • Judy Brown – Candidate Search Consultant

+44 (0) 7753 856420 |

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 10:00am (GMT) however early application is encouraged as exceptional candidates may be interviewed on a rolling basis.

To apply:

You should submit:

  1. A completed application form
  2. A full CV
  3. A covering letter addressed to the Principal, Anthony Rowlands stating:
  • Your reasons for applying
  • Relevant professional experience that you feel is aligned to the needs of the role
  • Your personal educational philosophy

Applications should be made electronically to RSAcademics. Please email your completed application form, CV and covering letter (as PDF files please) to Further details of the applications process are given in the Candidate Information.

The British International School Ho Chi Minh City, A Nord Anglia Education School, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to appropriate safeguarding checks, satisfactory references and a medical.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 04 December 2019 10.00am GMT
  • First stage interviews 06 December 2019 -09 December 2019